#Motivation

How To Start Your Day Productively

Naomi Louise Jenkins | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Louise Jenkins

Productivity is almost as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster. Many know of it, some may have claimed to see it, but few have experienced it. This is pretty much how I view productivity. It's there, but always slipping through my grasp.

Hello, I Am A Digital Immigrant

Danielle Wood | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents
Danielle Wood

I genuinely think the world was a softer place where there was less threat of a child catching a glimpse of breaking news that would scar their growing brain cells. Of course Maggie Thatcher must have made a damning speech in parliament and the Berlin Wall came down within my news era, but I was never subjected to it with the same brutality that a child could be today.

How To Stay Motivated When Anxiety Wants You To Fail

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

My anxiety wants me to fail. It makes me second-guess myself, my ability and my likelihood of succeeding. Even whilst writing this article, the doubts and worry about failing, about my writing not being good enough, makes me want to stop typing and crawl into bed with some Netflix instead.

Three Strategies To Crush Any Goal Even After Motivation Has Faded

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Brenner-Roach

Goal setting is the road map for your journey and will keep you on course long after motivation has faded. It lets you focus on the here and now whilst keeping you safe in the knowledge that everything you're doing is taking you closer to your overall goal.

Five Things That Made January Amazing

Ashley James | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley James

Well guys, it looks like we somehow made it through the most depressing month of the year, January. As if the comedown of the festive period isn't difficult enough to deal with, we also give up alcohol! Why do we do this to ourselves?

The Science Behind Motivation: Explaining Britain's Bad Romance With Healthy Habits

Dr Anna Machin | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anna Machin

"Every January we see our gyms packed with members looking to get fit and healthy, but by February, the average person is already working out 10% less frequently." Says Lee Matthews, Fitness Director at Fitness First.

New Year's Resolutions

Anne Look | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

So in the spirit of the new year and making it to February with my resolution, here are a few life hacks (not resolutions) that could possibly help you maintain or change the environment you need to achieve your resolution/s.

The Pressure To Be Supermum, Let's Stop The Guilt

Kylie Abreu | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents
Kylie Abreu

As I sit here and look around I feel a sense of shame. Shame at the fact that I am clearly not the type of mother I wanted or hoped to be. I am tired, I am a mess and the never ending pile of things to do is overwhelming.

Why Our Creative Plans Can't Be Personal

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

You'll see, if you look at those questions again, that they are shared by the audience member. In fact, every time you make something even just partly for someone else, you let them ask the same questions you're asking of your actions; you make them shareholders in the action.

The Meaning Of Life ...?

Natalie Savvides | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Savvides

Sunday morning. I lay awake catching those five, extra minutes as my husband wakes up our son and I savour the moment of quiet before the little one ...

Making It All About You Today!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

Ok, so it is Year of the MAGS (Middle Aged Girls). If you are anything like me, you have spent your life looking after the needs of children, husbands, friends, career and family. You have tried your best to make everyone happy.

How To Create Lasting Change In 2017

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melody Pourmoradi

The beginning of the new year is a time of great significance and the magnificent promise of fresh new beginnings. It is when we typically put pen to paper and create a resolution list of all of the the larger-than-life things we want to accomplish.

Have You Ever Hit A Brick Wall?

Susan Leigh | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Being 'resilient' is often thought of as being tough, strong and keeping going no matter what. In fact resilience demands that we stop occasionally, take stock of things, adapt and grow in the light of new challenges and goals.

How To Keep Up momentum On Your Projects

Leila Johnston | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Experiencing explosive creativity in every direction is one of the great things about living in these connected times. But just because we can, doesn't mean we should. Indeed, the trend with some creative projects now seems to be heading towards 'anthologies', and there's a 'quality over quantity' vibe starting to emerge.

Are You Full Of Good Intentions?

Susan Leigh | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Often January can start full of good intentions but it's not uncommon to soon fall back into old habits, especially if some of our plans hit obstacles. Then we can end up berating ourselves, feeling a failure and becoming disappointed at our lack of progress.

Freelance Creatives: Give Yourself A Promotion In 2017

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

As we look forward to another brand new year, here's an idea I had while listening to some experts talk about how to get promotions in conventional workplaces. If, as I've suggested in some of these posts, you might think of your freelance or creative work as within the framework of a sort of imaginary office, why not give yourself a promotion every now and then?

HR Jargon, Wellbeing At Work And The Hug Hormone

Andrew Heath | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Heath

The HR world is awash with buzzwords and hot topics - search Google for wellbeing at work and you get 58 million results! Here's this week's hot list:...

When It Comes To Creative Effort, It Pays To Spread Your Bets

Leila Johnston | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

So, let me ask you something: what are the investments you make in your day to day life, what are the tips you're listening to, and what's the currency you're investing, hoping it'll reap dividends for you?

Four Top Hacks For Making Change Stick

Chris Hall | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

As we run up to Christmas every man and his dog will be talking about what they're 'going to do' in 2017, so I've thrown together some of my favourite hacks for creating change but more importantly, for making it stick! Hopefully some of them will be new to you, and remember that although they're mainly focused on changing your health for the better, these can be applied to all areas of your life.

How To Be More 'Emotionally Intelligent' At Work And Earn More Money: 9 Practical Tips

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Jackman

Who wants to feel angry or upset at work?! Life is hard enough without added stress at work. So, what if you could control your emotions and enjoy y...

Resilience At Work - Another Paternalistic Endeavour?

Andrew Heath | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Andrew Heath

Having been on the conference circuit over the last few months (Wellbeing at Work, HR Summit Barcelona and CIPD Annual Conference) we've heard the term 'resilience' being discussed in many of the seminars and break-out sessions. Many delegates have wanted to discuss that word on our stand, too:

Playing Catch Up

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kanarian Kindred

As the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday three years ago, I should have been filled with anticipation of a phenomenal new chapter. Instead, I ...

Is A Pay Increase The Only Way To Motivate Employees?

Sasha G Brown | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

A number of studies over the years have reported how money is a major sub-motivator when it comes to jobs. And even though money does put food on the ...

I'm Still With Her

Danielle Wood | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Wood

Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession speech was everything that diplomacy should be - I should stop typing, turn off my computer and sulk somewhere else because if she can pull herself together, slap on mascara and tell America, and the world, to keep an open mind then I have no place to be playing a violin.

Anxiety: Four Years On

Jordan Marley | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Marley

I guess the moral of this is, anxiety can get worse, but you can always become happier. Anxiety can and will always knock you back, but there are times where you will persevere and overcome it, completely smashing it out the park. So, if anxiety ever knocks you down, don't see it as a step backwards, but as a step closer to that one time where you'll defeat it, on your way to destroying anxiety for good.